I commiserate with the owners of privately-held, small to midsized, business enterprises. They’re getting a raw deal. Consider that classification of business firms accounted for 64 percent of the net new jobs created between 1993 and 2011. In creating jobs, small firms make an invaluable contribution to the well-being of, not only their employees and their families, but also their suppliers, and the communities they live in. So why have we, as a nation, squeezed small business into a vice? Why are we making it so hard for them to succeed, thrive and fulfill their purpose?